Medicine: Affairs of the Heart

The 17,500 doctor members of the American Medical Association who convened in Manhattan last week busied themselves with their patients' most persistent, everyday complaints. These ranged from stomach troubles to surgeons' fees. But none drew more attention, from general practitioners and specialists alike, than affairs of the heart and arteries, whose diseases are far & away the commonest cause of death in the U.S. today. By coincidence, the A.M.A. also voted its highest award this year to a famed heart surgeon (see below).

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